Classes Cancelled and College Offices Closed

Chabot-Las Positas College District will be closed through Sunday, November 18, 2018 due to poor regional air quality. All college and district offices will be closed, except for essential operations such as security/police and critical IT operations. Air quality will be monitored and decisions on any further action on closures will be forthcoming.

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Counts

The earliest years of life are critical to building a foundation for lifelong learning. Young children need settings in which they can learn and explore in a nurturing and educationally rich environment, with teachers who understand how to foster their social, emotional and cognitive development. If you want to become an Early Childhood Educator and create quality educational programs for young children, welcome to the Chabot College Early Childhood Development (ECD) Program.

How do I prepare for a career in the Early Care and Education Field?

Course offerings in Chabot‘s ECD program align closely with Community Care Licensing regulations and the requirements for the Child Development Permit granted by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The number of units/degrees required to work with young children vary by place of employment.

The Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Sciences for Transfer (AS-T) degrees at Chabot combine a background in the science of child development and theories of learning, as well as hands-on experience working with children.

Chabot College ECD alumni are currently working throughout Alameda County in early care and education settings from Family Child Care to Head Start and State Preschool. We are proud of our former students, many of whom return after completing their degrees to take classes for professional development or as preparation to become site supervisors and program directors.

The EC Program at Chabot recently was awarded a Strong Workforce Silver Star by the California Community College Chancellor’s office because 56% of our ECD students saw increase in earnings and 94% of students are employed in a job similar to their field of study. We also received a Bronze Star for our intervention program, as 82% of our students who work with children with special needs saw an increase in wages after taking ECD classes.

Contact Us

Hilal Ozdemir
Full-time Faculty/Program Coordinator
Phone: (510) 723-6685
Office: Building 400, room 402F

Alice Hale
Career Navigator
Phone: (510) 723-7284
Office: Building 400, room 402V

Erika Cortez
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (510) 723-7629
(Se habla Espanol)



ECD Graduation/End of the Year Celebration
Friday, May 18, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm
Student Event Center (700 South)

Join us for refreshments and cake as we celebrate another great year in ECD, recognize students who have completed degrees and certificates, and thank our tutors, student assistants and lab assistants!

New 1-unit Online Courses Summer and Fall 2018!
New courses to support transitional kindergarten teachers’ professional development and/or unit requirement needs -- also open to preschool professionals -- about the California Preschool Foundations.

During Summer 2018

ECD 32 Math Foundations: 5/29-6/17

ECD 33 Science Foundations:6/18-7/1

ECD 34 Literacy Foundations7/2-7/22

ECD 37 Health Foundations 7/23-8/12

During Fall 2018

ECD 30 English Language Development: 8/27-9/23

ECD 31 Performing Arts: 9/24-10/21

ECD 39 Physical Development: 10/22-11/18